LINGUIST List 24.1729

Thu Apr 18 2013

Calls: Portuguese, General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 18-Apr-2013
From: Timothy Gupton <>
Subject: Portuguese Linguistics in the United States 2013
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Full Title: Portuguese Linguistics in the United States 2013 Short Title: PLUS
Date: 14-Nov-2013 - 16-Nov-2013 Location: Athens, GA, USA Contact Person: Timothy Gupton
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2013

Meeting Description:

The Department of Romance Languages of the University of Georgia is proud to host the inaugural Portuguese Linguistics in the United States (PLUS) 2013 conference, to be held November 14-16, 2013, at the University of Georgia Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Georgia.

Organizing Committee:

Patrícia Amaral (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Meghan Armstrong (University of Georgia)
Pilar Chamorro (University of Georgia)
Timothy Gupton (University of Georgia)
Chad Howe (University of Georgia)
Robert Moser (University of Georgia)

Plenary Speakers:

João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Ana Maria Carvalho (University of Arizona)
Charlotte Galves (UNICAMP)
Antonio Carlos de Morães Sartini (Superintendente, Museu da Língua Portuguesa)
Scott Schwenter (The Ohio State University)

To date, this conference has received generous sponsorship from the following:

The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at UGA
The President’s Venture Fund via generous gifts of the University of Georgia Partners
Brian Ussery and Red Zone of Athens, GA
The Portuguese Flagship Program at UGA
Universidade de São Paulo
UGA Department of Romance Languages
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at UGA

2nd Call for Papers:

The due date has been extended to June 1, 2013.

Papers are invited in any area of Portuguese/Lusophone linguistics and in any theoretical or quantitative framework, including, but not limited to the following areas:

- First language acquisition of Portuguese
- Second/third (Ln) language acquisition of Portuguese
- Psycholinguistics
- Syntax
- Semantics
- Pragmatics
- Phonetics/phonology
- Morphology
- Corpus studies
- Historical linguistics
- Applied linguistics (including teaching Portuguese as a foreign language)
- Bilingualism/heritage-speaker studies
- Sociolinguistics & contact studies
- Portuguese-based creoles

Submission Guidelines:

1. Papers may be delivered in English or Portuguese. Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one joint.
2. The body of the abstract must be no more than one page in length (12-pt. font) with a second page reserved for examples and references. Please use US letter format, 8.5 x 11 (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm) with 1 inch (25.4mm) margins. Submissions must be in .pdf format.3. Abstracts should clearly present a thesis statement and include a description of topic, approach, and conclusions. To preserve anonymity during the review process, authors should not include their names or otherwise reveal their identities anywhere in the abstract.
4. Please specify the title of the paper, area of research, name, academic affiliation, and email in the abstract submission.
5. Abstracts must be submitted through Easy Chair at:
6. All submissions must be received by June 1, 2013.
7. Please send questions to:
8. Please check our conference website (soon to be active) for updates:

The Refereed Selected Proceedings from the Portuguese Linguistics in the US 2013 conference are expected to be published with a leading linguistics publisher. Details will be forthcoming.

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